Beyond “Red” and “Green”? Labor, ecology and solidarity politics

Joi 30 mai, ora 18:00 @ Urania Palace (str. Horea nr. 4, 400038 Cluj-Napoca)

Ever since the founding of the political environmental movement in the late 1970s, a basic divide has run through the political Left in (then Western-) Europe and North America. “Red” and “Green” have been in competition with each other over the very terms that are supposed to define a better society and a better future.

Friedrich Ebert Romania, in partnership with S.O.S (Societatea Organizata Sustenabil) and Declic addresse this problem in a public lecture organised on 30th May: „Beyond “Red” and “Green”? Labor movement, ecological sustainability, and the new politics of social solidarity”.

We kindly invite you to attend our event. The lecture addresses the key issues behind the traditional Red/Green divide, provides reasons for Social Democracy’s current crisis and electoral decline across Europe, and makes the case for the continuing relevance of labor and the labor movement for any politics anchored in the social-democratic tradition of the Left. With the announcement of the so-called “Green New Deal” by members of a new Left-wing in the Democratic Party of the United States, one can actually see the first outline of a vision that aims to address climate change and ecological sustainability through a labor-centric framework.

The lecture will be held by Mr. F. Peter Wagner, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA and will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

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